El Sekka El Hadid SC

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El Sekka El Hadid SC
Full name El Sekka El Hadid Sporting Club
نادي السكة الحديد للألعاب الرياضية
Short name SKH
Founded 1903; 114 years ago (1903)
Ground El Sekka El Hadid Stadium
Manager Khaled Bebo
League Egyptian Second Division
2015–16 Second Division, 7th (Group C)

El Sekka El Hadid Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي السكة الحديد للألعاب الرياضية‎‎), is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo, Egypt. The club is currently playing in the Egyptian Second Division, the second-highest league in the Egyptian football league system. Founded in 1903, the club is known as the oldest club in Egypt, Africa, Arab world and the Middle East.


In 1903, El Sekka El Hadid Club formed the first football team in Egypt.[1] The team was mainly formed of British and Italian engineers working in the maintenance workshops affiliated to the Railway Authority of the time. When it was necessary to have a national football competition in Egypt, El Sekka El Hadid became one of the Egyptian Premier League founders.[1] The team earned the 8th place (out of 11) in the league's first season; 1948–49 Season.

As of 2010, El Sekka El Hadid participated in 23 seasons of the Egyptian Premier League; 1992-93 season being the team's last.[2] The team is currently competing in the Egyptian Second Division. However, the fans of this historic team were shocked to see their team fall to the Egyptian Third Division. By the end of 2009–10 Egyptian Second Division, Al-Sekka Al-Hadid occupied the last place in Group B and relegation to third division became a reality.[3]



  1. ^ a b El-Sayed, Mohamed "When life began ". Al-Ahram Weekly, 2004-2-18, Retrieved on 9 May 2010.
  2. ^ Said, Tarek "Sekka Hadeed (Railways) In Egyptian League", Egyptian Football.net. Retrieved on 9 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Second Egyptian League 2009/2010" Goalzz. Retrieved on 9 May 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/ak/EgyptianSports/SultanCup.html